At Mawnan Pre-School we pride ourselves on providing a safe, caring and stimulating environment in which your child can learn through play. We strive to offer a balanced curriculum and a wide range of activities to suit all our children’s needs.
We believe that children should be given a chance to develop at his or her own rate and gain confidence and independence through our support. We aim to make your child feel part of a group which values everyone and ensures equality and opportunity for all children and their families.
We are dedicated to following a healthy eating programme, encouraging the children to learn about a balanced diet. Our vegetable patch has proven to be a great way to get the children involved in this with some of our home grown vegetables being collected by the children for their snack.
We love to be outdoors, not only in our lovely play area, but with trips to the local beach, woods and Trebah Gardens.
We are also lucky enough to have some fabulous external visitors who really help to add to the children's pre school experience, including Sports 4 Tots, Todlins music sessions and Yoga.
Some of the key themes we have followed in previous terms include:
- All About Us
- The World Around Us
- Special Times
- Forest Animals
What can you expect from Mawnan Pre-School
Fully trained and qualified staff, with a high adult/child ratio. A balanced curriculum with a running theme, covering a wide range of topics and following the main principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) – which are:
A Unique Child – Every child is a competent learner from birth and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
Positive Relationships – Children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or a key person.
Enabling Environments – The environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning
Learning and Development – Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates, and all areas of learning and development are equally important and interconnected.
Preparation for school life- As children learn to respond to simple requests and to recognise some numbers, letters and their sounds, colours and shapes. We also visit the reception class at the local school and have regular visits from the Schools Reception Teacher to encourage smooth transitions.
Characteristics of learning –
Playing and exploring – How they engage in play
Active learning – What motivates them
Creating and thinking critically – The way in which they think
Key Person and Learning Journeys – Each child is allocated a Key Person who is responsible for helping the child settle into the group, ensuring that they receive activities that they enjoy and that they develop in all areas of learning. They will also be responsible for building the child’s Learning Journey, which is a collection of observations, photos, drawings and craft work. Your child’s Key Person is your first port of contact and together we hope that we can build a good and trusting relationship in which we can share information to ensure your child gets the best possible experience.
Confidentiality and Policies – We insist that anything told to us, or overheard or seen whilst a parent is in the group, is not discussed elsewhere.
Policies are available to view at the group by all parents. In addition a policy of the month is added to our weekly newsletter.